The cast and the brains behind the much awaited superhero film “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” had not been shy in interviewing and teasing details about their upcoming film. However, this time around, Warner Bros. Entertainment released a new interview with Lex Luthor himself, featuring Ron Troupe as the interviewer.
No introductions would be needed for the iconic Superman villainplayed in the new film by Jesse Eisenberg. However, for the less popular one, Ron Troupe was the journalist who replaced Clark Kent at The Daily Planet, following the murder of Superman by Doomsday. The interview was published as a sponsored content from Warner Bros. by Wired.
In the interview, Troupe asked Lex Luthor about his thoughts on Gotham City’s Caped Crusader. “And what are your thoughts on the Batman?” he said. “He’s human. Presumably.” Luthor then answered, with an answer implying his distaste for the “vigilante” from the other city.
“Well, he is,” Luthor said. “In fact, I’d say he’s all too human. Any objective analyst will tell you that his brand of justice, vigilantism, is painfully outmoded, designed to be effective in an age when the law carried billy clubs because crime carried knives. The most dangerous guy on the street worked in the shadows because he was cowardly and superstitious. That’s all you needed to play upon in order to disrupt their operations. You want to clean up the streets? Dress up like the boogeyman, switch on a fog machine, and lower your voice.”
Troupe followed up with a statement, “When you put it that way, it sounds ridiculous.”
Lex answered with the classic wit he was known for. “It didn’t when the Batman first appeared, but that was a long time ago,” he said. “This is a new world, Ron, and it’s time to get serious.”
“Batman v Superman” will be released in theaters on March 25, 2016.